Posting Season: While it varies by state, here in Oregon the posting season is Mar 1-Nov 30. This means we cannot post rounds played here during Dec, Jan and Feb. However, many states allow year-round posting. If you're playing somewhere with a year-round active season, go ahead and post those rounds. Use this link to check USGA's Handicap Active & Inactive Season Schedule.
World Handicap System: As of Jan 2020 the six different handicap systems in use around the world were unified into a single World Handicap System, and all handicap service providers use the same calculation method and the same course rating database.
Due to policy changes at the USGA, effective on 1/1/2021, the LPGA Amateurs Handicap service has been discontinued as of January 1, 2023 and all active accounts have been inactivated. This has no bearing on your LPGA Amateurs membership.
Under the new rules, the LPGA Amateurs is no longer able to offer a Handicap service. GolfNet users who wish to maintain a Handicap will need to transfer their account to a club licensed by the USGA Allied Golf Association (AGA) in their state or region (for example, the Oregon Golf Association).
What action do you need to take now? That depends...
Have you already moved your Handicap account to a state or regional club? No action required.
Haven't been using the GolfNet service and do not wish to establish or maintain a handicap in 2023? No action required.
Have you been actively posting scores in 2022 and wish to continue maintaining a handicap? You will need to transfer your account to a local club. Steps for transferring:
Please know we are here to assist! If you have questions, please contact Jeanne Biggerstaff at firstname.lastname@example.org